Donald Emil Andersen, son of Emil and Ragnhild (Sund) Andersen, died December 30, 2016 in Orange County, CA at the age of 93.
He is survived by Joan Ruth (Kauffold) Andersen, his wife of 67 years; sons David Paul and Douglas Lee; his daughters-in-law Catherine and Laurie; granddaughters Michelle Enriquez, Marie Andersen, Christy Andersen, Ashley Lapka and Paige Andersen; and 5 great-grandchildren (with one on the way). Don was born April 14, 1923 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Iowa in 1942. He married Joan on February 5, 1949 at St. John’s Church on the campus of Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Don and Joan moved to California in 1953. They lived in Mission Viejo, CA for 39 years having moved from Westchester, CA in 1977. He worked as a Union Pacific Rep of Intermodal Sales until his retirement in 1983.
Services will be held on January 12, 2017 at 10:30am at St. Kilian Catholic Church, 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 with a reception in the parish hall immediately following the service. A private interment will be at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest, CA.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a cancer society of your choice in Don’s name.